Stanwyck & Co.

Though her fans have been observing it all year, the official Barbara Stanwyck centennial is this Monday. In this edition of the Fishko Files, Sara Fishko considers the remarkable collection of strong-willed, distinctive Hollywood women who populated movies when the studio system was in full swing.

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